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I'm a divorced mom of 3 gluten-free daughters. We've outgrown dairy, soy, egg, and corn allergies, but still deal with a berry allergy in my youngest.
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This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free recipe! It is also a wheat free, dairy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, top 8 allergen free, corn free, and a South Beach phase 1 recipe. It could also be vegan/vegetarian by adding 1 extra can of beans, and not adding the beef.


  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes (we love the new petit-diced)
  • 2 14-15oz cans beans – I like black beans and kidney or pink beans
  • 1 small can chopped green chilis
  • 2 cups broth or water
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 (or more) cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 TBS chili powder (check seasoning and add more as needed)
  • 1 TBS cumin (check seasoning and add more as needed)
  • 3 shakes cayenne (about 1/4 tsp) – (check seasoning and add more as needed)
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs lean beef, cut into bite-size squares (obviously, omit if vegetarian/vegan)

Toss everything into the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-10 hours. Serve with toppings such as guacamole, olives, corn chips (for the non-South Beach folks), or shredded 2% cheddar (for the folks who aren’t avoiding dairy). Mmmm…

This is a wonderful, warming, full meal in a bowl. yum.

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